Solskjaer targets Europa success as tonic for struggling Man Utd

Ross Houston
November 7, 2019

Ashley Young says the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is similar to Sir Alex Ferguson as the current Manchester United boss brings a lot of the same traits as the legendary manager.

United are 10th in the Premier League, 10 points off the Champions League qualification places and 18 adrift of leaders Liverpool.

Solskjaer said: "We were on a half-run but it won't happen in one instance that you turn everything around".

But Solskjaer and his coaching staff believe that United now need an attacking right-sided midfielder to complement Wan-Bissaka's defensive strengths and boost the team's creativity and goal threat from that side of the pitch.

"The priority now is to get players fit and get through to the next round", Solskjaer said ahead of their Europa League tie with Partizan Belgrade. But we go again.

United have taken seven points from their three Europa League games so far in a competition that could provide them with their most realistic route back into the Champions League. It's one of the two, you're not going to talk about the league table in November. "It's hard work, sticking together and team spirit". "Transfers, we always look at the long-term [to] look at players".

"He got a knock against Chelsea and he didn't come through the game against Bournemouth without a reaction so he will be out tomorrow". "It's always the summer. you can't really do too many big deals in January".

Solskjaer, who sanctioned the departures of forwards Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in the close season without acquiring replacements, conceded last month that his squad was light, especially after injuries to several key players.

"It's been good to give young kids a chance, other players are getting games and we've kept three clean sheets, which is impressive".

Paul Pogba remains on the sidelines as he's still recovering from a troublesome ankle injury which is expected to keep him out until December while Nemanja Matic is also still working his way back to full fitness having missed the last four matches.

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